16Steps Records is one of the labels, which belongs to the label group of XFM media. It was started in September 2009 by the XFM media founders as well as the DJ and producer Patrice Milan. Primarily, this Sub label is a platform for young producers and newcomers. The founders of the label want to walk on new creative ways in the area of Trance & Progressive – Trance. The sound of 16StepsRecords reflects facets of Trance – music, with influences of Techno, Electro and House.
No reputation to Lose – With this clear message Tobias Nawrath and Sarah Fietzek will probably mix up the crowd on the dance floor of your favorite clubs right now! Fluffy and yet with enough pressure and high-energy vocals, flying over driving electro-house beats, Tobias Nawrath sense proves the great moments that occur when technical music meets the warm, living emotion. “No reputation to Lose” – this is title and program, says Tobias Nawrath:”No reputation to Lose” is about to gain a kind of independence and self-confidence. (more…)
Patrice Milan isn’t an unknown since a long time. He produced e.g. for Alvarez Brill, the producer of Wolfsheim, Rosenstolz and Alpha Ville and also for Ron van den Beuken und his project “Oreal“. He cooperated on a lot of projects like the Nocomment featuring Project „Staerker“. However, now it was to be gone in the time with his first own single to the start. That’s his debut on 16Steprecords. With “Surrender“ Patrice Milan presents his progressive trance sound and abducts you into other worlds. First notes came already up a few years ago. But it was only after Patrice Milan and the vocal artist Jalane decided to work together the song was completed. “Surrender“ isn’t a capitulation because we’re sure that Patrice Milan will abduct us into the world of sound some times more.